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Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 11 August 2022 via mobile

Nice little pub Staff pleasant and attentive, service was fine Food and choice good Enjoyed the food but in particular the Guinness which was as good as I’ve had anywhere 😁

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 13 July 2022 via mobile

The food quality is definitely designed and presented with the passing tourist in mind only and not the repeat customer. Food service was slow and when the order did arrive what was laid before me was utterly shameful. Overcooked and flavourless chicken accompanied by dry...burnt chips. To add colour, and some element of hydration to the otherwise parched plate, a side order of coleslaw was lumped on but that tasted no better. Regrettably, no amount of vinegar could save this dish and not even the on-site cat would chance a morcel when given it. To add further insult, I was charged €20 for the pleasure. The menu selection is frankly overpriced, underwhelming and the meals are embarssingly bad! If you want a real life experience of Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares before the improvement this is the place for you. Otherwise, save your money and your tastebuds and go elsewhere.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 9 March 2022 via mobile

Fantastic fresh food. Can’t recommend the chicken and chips enough (ask for salad too - you won’t be disappointed!). Recommend you book ahead and try get seated by the fire. Staff are friendly and very accommodating! Great spot

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 15 January 2022

Dreadful experience. Food awful. Chicken and chips, lobster bisque and irish stew ordered and all were small portions and poor quality. Dublin city hotel prices but certainly not quality food. Would not recommend.mend or go back. Seems geared to visitors and what a bad I...pressie on Ireland this place leavesMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 21 November 2021 via mobile

Superb food in a pub setting. Unusually this pub restaurant features food with a slightly German twist inspired by it's original owner and chef. While the pub section is very traditional, and good, there are two specific eating areas one casual and the other in...the main restaurant. We ate here twice in November and the food was top class every time. Really excellent fish soup, sublime lobster bisque, proper roll mop herrings (no hint of acidity), traditional winter salad, perfect chips, and perfectly poached salmon were amongst the delights. There is something absolutely timeless about the Roundwood Inn, right now it might appear slightly out of fashion but quality wins out every time and I highly recommend it.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 31 August 2021

Friendly staff, great food. Very COVID - safe. Lovely open fire, cozy atmosphere. I had the fillet steak which was very good.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 6 July 2021

We just had a very wonderful and memorable experience here today. The lady Helen and another gentleman could not have been more accommodating. We have 2 little girls 3 and 6 and due to Covid restrictions we had to eat outside. It had been raining...and Helen brought out clean towels and warm tea for us. When we ordered lunch it poured rain and herself and colleague rushed to moved us to a shelters area. Helping out coats on our girls. The food was delicious the girls were spoiled and the surroundings were glorious even in the rain. I could not recommend somewhere better. Super pleasant and enjoyable lunch.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 3 November 2020

Great old school food from meats to fish.... Big open fire and a good pint. Nice staff and safe parking

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 15 February 2020

Have had many meals in the restaurant over the years, I can honestly say that The Roundwood Inn never disappoints! The food is excellent, the staff, a lot of them have been there for years,are extremely friendly and very helpful,the atmosphere is cosy and homely,...I can’t think of another establishment in the country that offers pretty much everything that you could want from,an old traditional pub,delicious wholesome pub grub and an excellent dining experience in their restaurant. Twenty out of ten!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 5 October 2019

Called into to the Roundwood inn on route back from visiting Glendalough. It had rained heavily so we were soaked. Came into the inn and the fire was roaring, just what we needed. We had the homemade veg soup, sandwiches and wheaten bread. It was...all so delicious and warmed us right up! Lovely traditional Irish pub and had a lovely atmosphere on a wet Saturday afternoon. Staff were lovely as well- I would highly recommend a visit here :)!!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 21 September 2019

A popular long established eatery, prime placed on the main thoroughfare was ideal for a welcome dinner. After a warm welcome from the friendly and cheerful staff we turned attention to the menu. From the broad choices we had lovely mains. Followed by equally tasty...dessert plus coffee and cappuccino. All dishes arrived without delay, courtesy of the attentive staff. With the relaxed atmosphere and good value, it counted as a most pleasant interlude.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 September 2019

Called in here after a walk in Glendalough with 2 friends. Lovely atmosphere, with open fires. Pint and food were excellent, to be recommended.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 21 August 2019

stopped for lunch while driving to Glendalough. Sat at the bar. Decent meal, great service. Reasonable prices.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 27 July 2019 via mobile

We were looking for a place for dinner not too far to drive. The Roundwood Inn offers typical bar meals. For a county side pub the price level from our point of view was at the higher end. The food and service were o.k.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 20 July 2019 via mobile

We visited the Roundwood in one Friday evening in July, 2 families with 7 kids aged from 3 to 10. As soon as we walked in we felt awkward, everything stopped and all eyes on us. We asked about food etc a d all was...good to go and we were told we could sit at a large table, then we all sat and the waitress had a quiet chat with the barman. The barman came to us, sat down, asked were we in for dinner to which we said yes. He paused, we asked was it ok, kids, time being 7.30pm, too late etc to which he asked us to move and all sit together so as not to disturb other diners. We just felt really unwanted. Later the waitress was nice to us and the kids. The food was fine but for pub grub it was overpriced. The following nights we went elsewhere needless to say. We wont be back with or without kids.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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